ACHTUNG - Beginn: zweite Semesterwoche!
In this course, which is offered in conjunction with the lecture on American Literary History from the 17th century until World War I, we will look more closely at selected texts from different literary periods or movements. Specifically, we will situate the works in their historical contexts and discuss salient themes as well as narrative technique.
In the course, we will work with excerpts from the Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Ninth Edition. The texts will be available on the Moodle platform of the lecture on American Literary History I.
Credit is based on regular attendance, participation in class discussions, an oral presentation or, in exceptional cases, a short written assignment. B.A. students in American Studies will be tutored by more advanced students in the Master program.
If there is no complete return to in-class teaching, this class will be taught digitally or in a hybrid format. Students will need to be able to join weekly synchronous Zoom sessions during the time slot of the seminar.